Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


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While our Reserve Cabernet is masculine, potent and extracted, this wine displays the more feminine side of Cabernet. Grapes from clone 337 vines, known for their elegance and syrupy mouthfeel, display black notes of ripe cherry, chocolate, and a hint of black currant. Dense and luscious in the mouth, this wine coats the tongue with a rich viscosity and a finish that is weighty without being aggressive.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Pride Mountain Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe brilliant 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintner's Select boasts copious aromas of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, and cassis. Full-bodied and powerful, this dense ruby/purple-tinged offering is a tour de force in Cabernet Sauvignon. It possesses enough sweet tannin to provide early accessibility, but it should age beautifully for 10-15+ years.

Robert Parker, December 27, 2007
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastBig, powerful and high in alcohol. The grapes evidently got superripe, giving the wine massive blackberry and chocolate-covered raisin flavors that have been liberally enhanced with smoky new oak. Tannins are pretty tight, coming from Pride's 2,100-foot elevation spanning the Napa-Sonoma border. A little awkward now. Give it a few years.

February 1, 2008